Relieves joint pain & improves mobility to put the spring back in your step and choices back into your life!

Synvisc (sodium hyaluronate) is a treatment to provide relief from the pain of osteoarthritis (OA). Now you have an alternative to the use of pain killers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or steroids.

Given by your doctor, this proven treatment reduces joint pain and improves joint mobility allowing you to resume some of the activities you once enjoyed.

Synvisc Benefits: Lubricates, cushions and protects the joint

Synvisc renews more efficient lubrication and cushioning absent from the synovial fluid of an arthritic joint. It helps to restore essential properties of the synovial fluid.

Synvisc helps to lubricate, cushion and protect the joint, bringing relief that lasts up to 6 months, from one simple injection.

Synvisc is a simple procedure

The procedure is called visco-supplementation – a simple procedure done by an orthopaedic surgeon. Your doctor injects Synvisc directly into the joint where it combines with the synovial fluid.

For many patients, relief occurs after a few days and optimum results shortly, thereafter. Unlike other treatments that may require up to five injection, Synvisc only requires a single injection.

Synvisc – Pure and Simple. Helps you get back in the game!
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Important benefits of having Synvisc treatment

Patients can look forward to some of Synvisc advantages:

  • Significant pain reduction from osteoarthritis
  • Enhanced joint mobility and joint protection
  • Long term relief achieved with one single injection
  • Resumption of many activities you once enjoyed

Synvisc is made from a natural product

Synvisc is a highly purified, clear fluid made from a natural substance called sodium hyaluronate, which has been used in medicine for over 20 years. Synvisc has been specially formulated for single injection therapy. Your doctor can give you Synvisc by injection directly into the joint to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis at that site.

Synvisc added benefits of local treatment

  • Synvisc avoids the side effects often seen with traditional systemic osteoarthritis treatments
  • Synvisc injected into the joint at that site of discomfort restores the viscocity of the synovial fluid

Discuss Synvisc with your doctor

You and your doctor can decide if Synvisc is right for you. Ask for more information about the benefits of this pure and simple way to relieve osteoarthritis pain and enhance joint function.

Call +65 64712674 to discuss with our orthopaedic surgeon on how Synvisc can help you today.

How the knee joint moves

To understand how this new treatment – Synvisc works, it is important to first understand how the knee joint moves.

Osteoarthritis Knee

The knee joint is formed where the thigh bone, called the femur, meets the shin bone, called the tibia. That joint is covered by the kneecap or patella and is secured by muscle, tendons and ligaments, which allow the knee to bend and straighten.

The surfaces where the two bones touch are covered with a tough substance called cartilage. The space called the synovium inside the knee contains synovial fluid that helps to cushion the weight supported by the knee joint and also lubricates the bones – working like grease on a squeaky hinge.

In osteoarthritis, the synovial fluid loses its ability to lubricate ans cushion the joint effectively. As a result, the cartilage can be destroyed. The unprotected bones then rub together causing pain.

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Platelet Separated From Own's Blood

What is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma?


Platelet Separated From Own's Blood
Platelet Separated From Own’s Blood

The human body has a natural ability to heal itself from most injuries. A large part of this ability lies in the healing potential of the many growth factors found in our platelets, a component of human blood.

The recent advancement in separation and concentration of a patient’s blood platelets for injection into his damaged body part, is an amazingly elegant tissue regenerative technology.

Although it involves the drawing of a small tube of a patient’s blood, and the injection of the treated body part with his concentrated platelets, the ability to heal his injured muscles, tendons, and other body parts make this a very promising treatment option for many patients.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is derived directly from your own blood. PRP is a blood plasma with concentrated platelets. Contained within platelets are high concentrations of bioactive active proteins that aid in healing, including growth factors which are necessary to initiate connective tissue healing. With concentrated amounts of these proteins in an injured area, healing and tissue repair is accelerated. Healing can occur in various tissues including tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. Along with tissue repair the regeneration process also stimulates new blood vessel growth which also promotes the wound healing process.

Where Does Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP Come From?


A small amount of your blood (30-60 cc) is taken from your arm. The blood is then placed in a special kit and centrifuged. The centrifuge processes the blood, extracting the PRP, leaving the excessive plasma and red blood cells in the container. The PRP is a concentration of platelets and growth factors, concentrated up to 500%.

Injuries are prevalent in sports, and athletes often have to take time off for surgery and rehab.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy helped Tiger Woods’ left knee.

It is available right here in Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic. It’s done right in the clinic, and you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit.

Platelets have long been known to help the blood clot, but in the last 20 years research has shown that when activated in the body, they release healing proteins called growth factors.

In addition to tennis elbow, platelet-rich plasma therapy can also be used for problems with the Achilles tendon and knee and heel pain, and is also showing promise in treating osteoarthritis.

Epidural Injection

An epidural spinal injection is a non-surgical treatment option that may provide either short- or long-term relief of radiating back pain.

When spinal nerves become irritated or inflamed due to a degenerative condition in the spine that is causing nerve compression, such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, the result may be severe acute or chronic back pain, as well as pain, numbness and muscle weakness that extends elsewhere into the body, such as the hips, buttocks or legs. Before your doctor considers spine surgery to relieve these symptoms, he or she will most likely recommend one or more non-surgical treatment measures. An epidural spinal injection is one of these options.

What is an Epidural Spinal Injection?


An epidural spinal injection involves delivering anti-inflammatory medication—typically a steroid combined with an anaesthetic—directly into the area around the irritated spinal nerves that are causing the pain. This area is called the epidural space, and it surrounds the sheath-like protective membrane—or dura—that covers the spinal nerves and nerve roots. Steroids reduce nerve irritation by inhibiting production of the proteins that cause inflammation; the anesthetic blocks nerve conduction in the area where it’s applied, numbing the sensation of pain.

How does an Epidural Injection work?


An epidural spinal injection may be done either for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons:

  • By injecting medication around a specific nerve root, your doctor can determine if that particular nerve root is the cause of the problem.
  • When administered for therapeutic reasons, a spinal epidural injection may provide long- or short-term relief, anywhere from a week to several months. In some instances, an epidural spinal injection may break the cycle of inflammation and provide permanent relief.

How Is An Epidural Spinal Injection Administered?


Epidural Injection
Epidural Injection

An epidural spinal injection is generally done on an outpatient basis, either at our doctor’s clinic or local hospital or medical center, and the procedure typically involves:

  • Positioning the patient to give the doctor clear access to the area of the spine to be treated.
  • Wiping the skin with an antiseptic to clean the area where the epidural needle will be inserted;
  • Injecting a local anesthetic to numb the injection site;
  • Injecting the steroid/anesthetic medication into the epidural space; and
  • Removing the needle from the epidural space, wiping the injection site with an antiseptic and covering it with a bandage.

The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes. After the procedure, you’ll be monitored for about 30 minutes in the recovery room. You should avoid any strenuous activities for the rest of the day following your procedure.

After your injection, you may experience some numbness in your arms or legs. This is a temporary side effect associated with the anesthetic component of the injection, and it typically subsides within 1 to 8 hours. Your pain also may increase over the following 24-48 hours; it generally takes 24-72 hours for the pain-relieving benefits of a spinal epidural injection to take effect.

Is Epidural Injection Safe?


It can be used to provide pain relief during childbirth, what’s more to say.

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